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CBI to probe alleged phone-tapping of politicians in Karnataka


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR to probe the alleged unlawful phone-tapping scandal in Karnataka, on the request of the State authorities.


A CBI staff has been despatched to gather all of the related paperwork from the State police. “The case has been registered in opposition to unknown public servants and different unidentified individuals,” mentioned an official.


Earlier this month, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa had beneficial a CBI probe into the allegations that the telephones of a number of Opposition and ruling social gathering leaders, their kin and public servants have been illegally tapped throughout the earlier Congress regime within the State.  


“All political leaders, together with CLP chief Siddaramaiah, has sought a high-level probe into the scandal. So I’ve ordered a CBI probe into it,” Mr. Yediyurappa had mentioned in Bengaluru.


After the leak of an alleged intercepted dialog, the Bengaluru Police registered an FIR on August 19. 


Joint Commissioner (Crime Bengaluru) Sandeep Patil additionally submitted an interim report, suggesting a high-level probe into the matter. 


The choice to refer the case to the CBI got here amid allegations that former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy had acquired telephones of a number of politicians and insurgent MLAs tapped throughout the political disaster within the State in June-July.


As talked about within the CBI FIR, the State authorities additionally expressed apprehension that essential and private data of senior political leaders would have been leaked because of the alleged unauthorised phone-tapping.

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